The '''Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum''', often referred to as '''The Guggenheim''', is an art museum located at 1071 Fifth Avenue
on the corner of 89th Street (Manhattan)|East 89th Street
in the Upper East Side
neighborhood of Manhattan
, New York City. It is the permanent home of a continuously expanding collection of Impressionist
, early Modern art|Modern
and contemporary art
and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. The museum was established by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, under the guidance of its first director, the artist Hilla von Rebay
. It adopted its current name after the death of its founder, Solomon R. Guggenheim
, in 1952.
In 1959, the museum moved from rented space to its current building, a landmark work of 20th-century architecture. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
, the cylindrical building,...